From: Matthieu Chavent (
Date: Tue Jan 05 2010 - 03:47:17 CST

Dear VMD developpers/users,

  I have a mac OSX, octocore with 6 Go of memory with one of the best
graphic card on mac: an nvidia GTX 285. With this configuration, I have
still a visualization of big assemblies (as GroEL molecule, ~60000
atoms, PDB ID 1AON) very slow (around 5 fps) using VdW, Licorice or
Ball & stick representations. Please could you explain why is it slow
and/or is there a trick to improve the visualization fps?

     Thank you in advance.

        Matthieu Chavent